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Sep 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
culpepper. and 55 in martinsville and inwood, up in the panhandle of west virginia. as far as the rest of the day goes, i think you'll like it a whole lot. a couple of showers for your friends out in delaware. but not too much of a threat around here. near perfect day to be outside today. 77 degrees, cooler and less humid. there will be a chance for a little five or ten minute spot shower, especially north and west of town up into parts of southern pennsylvania. don't really think we have to worry much about that around town. but a spot shower or two. tomorrow, there's an absolutely positively zero percent chance of rain for everybody. isn't that nice to hear? >> i like it. thanks, chuck. >> and when chuck was talking about the rain yesterday, there were a lot of events going on all over the place. it put a damper on a festival in northern virginia and the prince georges county fair up in upper marboro. >> we have reaction from those caught outside. >> reporter: vecndors try to salvage what they can and emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. these women were
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Sep 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
first batch is moving towards the northern neck of virginia, and the next batch of rain off to the west. you folks out in deep creek lake, unfortunately it will be a very wet morning and afternoon. so heads up especially for you. the rest of us will wait on the rain probably until after 10:00. in the middle 80's with showers increasing and storms likely this afternoon. easing us back to 80 degrees. i'll tell you how long the stretch of rainy weather is expected to last andhat song is stuck in my lead when i see you in a bit. >> back to you. i'm anxious to know to what it is. >>> as the remnants of isaac push our way, it's spawning several tornadoes. one apparent twister caused extension damage in kansas yesterday. strong winds tore off roofs and hangars. isaac has produced 39 twisters since making landfall. the tropical system usually averages about 18 tornadoes. >>> this morning more than 300,000 people in arkansas, louisiana and mississippi are still without power after isaac. thousands of utility crews are working at this hour to restore service in the gulf coast. the slow-movin
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Sep 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
across parts of central virginia. down towards culpepper, virginia, not too far from fredericksburg and showers over the chesapeake bay bridge. not a watchout today but keep your rain plans ready to go. showers off and on through much of the day. highs in the upper 80s, low 90s. a warm one. perfect weather, september 1st, college football season. weeke william & mary, 91 degrees. a 30% chance of showers. howard university, bison taking on morehouse up from atlanta. 91 degrees. that game at 3:00 at rfk. college football is here. a holiday weekend rain check, more coming up. >> thank you. >>> a u.s. drone strike early today kill at least five rebels in pakistan. the attack was aimed at a militant compound near the border of afghanistan. intelligence officials confirmed the drone s fired at least seve at a vehicle and house. >>> two american service members are dead after an insurgent attack in afghanistan. the attack happened early this morning in the eastern part of the country. defense officials have not revealed how the service members died. >>> elsewhere, two suicide bombers ill c
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Sep 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
station, megan mcgrath, news 4 today. >>> so now for the good news. drivers in northern virginia will finally find some relief at one of the area's most congested interchanges. two new ramps open today connecting the eastbound dulles access road to the beltway's inner and outer loops. this is a look from chopper 4. drivers on the access road used to are have to crouse several lanes. causing major traffic headaches. >>> now that the tickets are set for decision 2012, it is back to the campaign trail for both candidates this morning. this weekend president obama will be taking a bus tour through florida. he'll start in st. petersburg before traveling to kissimmee later today. he will also make stops in melbourne and west palm beach tomorrow before heading back to the white house. meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney will be in our backyard again today. he plans to hold a rally this afternoon at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. then tonight, he will make a pit stop in richmond. that's where he will help start tonight's federated auto parts 400 nascar race at the richm
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Sep 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
valley. 57 degrees in winchester and front royal. 59 in martinsburg, west virginia. nothing showing up on radar. it's a dry start to the weekend. closest rain drops to us are moving away going through new york city heading out toward boston. for us, today, mild and dry. plenty of sunshine. highs today mid to upper 70s. so a little cooler than yesterday's low 80s but still not bad. then for tomorrow more of the same. your weekend is looking very nice. high and dry but rain chances will be coming back very, very soon. don't forget it's a saturday in the fall. that means college football forecast. who, when, and where? send your game requests to me at chuck.bell@nbcuni.com>>> we're following a developing story out of afghanistan. two u.s. marines are dead and several other troops injured in an attack on the british base where prince harry is stationed. >>> the attack happened overnight at camp bastion in the helman province. officials say all of the casualties appear to be americans. prince harry was a mile away when the attack happened. he was not harmed. the taliban recently announce
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Sep 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
far and away one of the warm spots. 50s out into the mountains of west virginia. mid 60s in and around town thanks to a ton of early morning sunshine. nothing showing up on storm 4 radar now. couple of storms along the outer coastline. those are quickly taking leave of us. if you're enjoying your sunday, first pitch for the nationals a and the marlins at 1:30 this afternoon. 77 degrees. near perfect, cooler, less humid than yesterday and no two-hour rain delay during this game unless yesterday. a beautiful morning will lead to the partly sunny afternoon. chances of five or ten minute long showers up in the high spots. but in town, nothing to worry about. temperatures in the 70s today as opposed to 91 and humid yesterday. >> chuck, thanks. >>> the national weather service is looking into reports of two possible tornados in northern virginia. >> the storm caused major damage in parts of fairfax county. news4's chris gordon is live in reston where residents are cleaning up this morning. i was out that way yesterday and trees blocked off roadways. it looks like a mess out there now.
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Sep 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
virginia and some of that could get as far north at charlottesville, culpepper, so if you're traveling south, you could run into rain drops there. there's not a lot to it. there's a lot of moisture gathering out of the gulf of mexico, and out of the midwest. this all means rain chances are going up. today, high pressure, holding firm here in the mid-atlantic. by tomorrow morning, a chance of light rain and sprinkles, that monday night, tuesday, and tuesday night. that looks like the best chance at substantial rains around here. bright start on the whole, highs today mid to upper 70s. most of us will spend the day in the 07s. overnight tonight, more clouds, and not quite as chilly. 55 to 665 in the morning. more likely becoming possible. tuesday, on the other hand, could be very close to wash out potential, maybe an inch to two inches potential. rain chances should be easing out of here. we may have to drag that rain into wednesday, and that's exactly what's happening. >> time now, 6:14, reporters look at stories affecting our community. >>> good morning, welcome to "reporter's notebook
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Sep 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
tomorrow. christopher newport university the captains are on the road in winchester, virginia taking on shenandoah university, a 7:00 kickoff, 66 degrees in winchester for the kickoff of that game. more of your college football forecast coming up all the way through the next 90 minutes including two schools that richard and angie care deeply about. >> looking forward to that. >>> we are following a developing story this morning out of afghanistan. two u.s. marines are dead and several other troops injured in an attack on the british base where prince harry is stationed. this attack happened overnight at camp bastion which is in the southern part of the country in the helmand province. the base is next to camp leather neck which houses u.s. marines. all of the casualties appear to be americans. prince harry was a mile away from the base when the attack happened and was not hurt. the taliban recently announced they plan to capture or kill prince harry during his latest deployment to afghanistan. >>> also developing this morning protests are spreading beyond the middle east as more musl
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Sep 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
natural resources just announced plans to close eight mines in pennsylvania, west virginia, and virginia. and lay off more than 1,000 people. how would this legislation help save jobs like those? >> well, the legislation is comprised of several different sections. several different pieces of legislation. but -- but three of the big ones are one, it's going to stop the administration from moving forward with what's known as the string buffer zone rule. if you recall, the string buffer zone rule was put in place by the bush administration, took five years to do it. the administration immediately set out after yielding to an environmentalist lawsuit to rewrite that rule and such a way that according to the contractors that did the analysis, would cost tens of thousands of jobs. cut coal production by 50%, cause skyrocketing energy prices, just -- just a disaster for the coal industry. and remember, america gets about 45% of its energy from coal. the state of ohio gets over 80% of its energy from coal. so to virtually shut down underground coal mining which is what that string buffe
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Sep 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
drops in far western maryland and rumbles of thunder in the mountains of west virginia. worth keeping an eye on. most of this is going to dry up as it comes east of the mountains, but that being said, do expect an abundance of cloud cover for your saturday. showers chances strongest out to the west through the course of the day. a scattered showers cannot be completely ruled out. toasty warm. today well up into the upper 80s to low 90s, then for tomorrow, ooh, as the weekend goes along, unfortunately clouds thicken and rain chances increase for tomorrow and increase further as we head towards lor day monday itself. talk more about that. the whole weekend won't be a total loss, but, ooh, a little sunshine challenged for you. talk more about it um canning up. >> thank you, chuck. >>> new this morning, a u.s. drone strike killed at least five rebels in pakistan. the attack was aimed at a militant compound near the border of afghanistan. intelligence officials confirmed the drones fired at least seven missiles as a vehicle and house. the area is widely regarded as a stronghold of taliban
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Sep 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
humid this morning. no rain locally. rain drops in central maryland and west virginia in elkins and morgantown right now. these showers are about four hours away. that puts it in here at noon or 1:00. thickening clouds this morning showers and thunderstorms arriving around noon time. some of those will be severe. we'll keep an eye on that. tomorrow noticeably better, clearer, drier. cavaliers taking on penn state. a noon kickoff. you need to get on the road soon if you're going to make the game. 80% chance of rain before the game is done. they have to worry about thunderstorms in wahooville. >>> demath ta catholic high school is trying to move on from a scandal. they defeated cal vert hall 23-14, but they did so without five of their players. five students withdrew after accusations they hired prostitutes. the students reportedly hired the prostitutes from a website and snuck them in after team chaperones completed final room checks. >> i think that's something that clearly is illegal should not be accepted. >> almost mind boggling for them to do it knowing chaperones, coaches, what
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
: he made liberty university in virginia into a debating powerhouse. now he teaches republican politicians debate techniques. he's helped george w. bush and john mccain. he coached mitt romney during the primaries. >> the object is to capture the imagination of both the audience and the press to make sure your message gets covered. one way to do that is to have a clever line >> schieffer: no one could deliver a line like ronald reagan. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. (laughing) >> schieffer: with those words reagan turned concern that he had gotten old and doddy on its head. challenger walter mondale said later when i heard that, i knew i had lost. what would you consider successful debate? >> the things that matter the most to the voters, to hell with the candidates and to hell with the moderators and to hell with the handlers and to hell with the pundits, but the things that voters care the most about have been discussed and have been discussed in a way that they can now u
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Sep 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
, virginia. >> they told me i would be receiving the medal of honor i told them i didn't want it because i don't feel like a hero. then the president said something to me. he said it's bigger than you. i never really thought about that until afterwards. it is bigger than me. >> thank you all so much reporter: behind that jaunty air lies some of the toughest lessons any young man ever had to learn. first, there was the battle in a remote afghan valley for which he received the medal. >> the worst day of my life reporter: a bloody five-hour fire fight which left four marines and one soldier dead. this pentagon animation recreated what happened. meyer and his fellow marines drove into a gauntlet of fire from up to 100 insurgents. he went back again and again trying to reach buddies trapped in the ambush. but he didn't get there in time. he has been haunted by that ever since. >> i can never forget that i'm a failure. it's in the face of the nation not just me. >> the medal of honorary flects the gratitude of the entire nation. ( applause ) >> reporter: at last september's medal of honor cerem
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Sep 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
radar screen, moving across winchester and parts of west virginia. all of the rain showers have a tropical connection to isaac. when they rain, they will rain themselves out. so here they come in earnest. i think they'll be pushing into the d.c. area not long after lunch. again, if you can get stuff done this morning you'll be in much better shape. front royal, some rain over you for the time being. yes, this goes all the way back to ohio and down into central virginia. it will be with us this around. showers likely, with temperatures between 80 and 85 degrees. how about the labor day holiday, how about the beaches and the nats game? i have all those details when i see you in a bit. >> thanks, kim. >>> well, the rainy weather is set to throw a monkey wrench into all sorts of labor day plans as kim had mentioned. that includes the vj day ceremony at the world war ii memorial. that's where we find derrick ward. he is live with a report and derrick, did you take kim's advice and bring the umbrella along for the day? >> well, it might be a good idea to bring it along today. you may ge
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Sep 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
. so here on storm four radar, sprinkles out across west virginia. those are aiming in our direction, but the air mass is very, very dry. but the clouds making those rain drops i think will make it over the mountains. they will dim out our sunshine a bit. sunny breaks for now, a middle pleasant day. can't rule out a sprinkle or two today, but most of the heavy rain comes in on tuesday. back to you. >> thanks, chuck. >> al qaeda is praising the violence and sentiment and they're calling for more attacks. people living in tunisia, sudan, and yemen need to be alert. they recommend that nonvie lal government people leave opinion they sent marines to help secure the violence there, and it all began over a anti-islamic film that went on youtube. >> nour nato shoulders were killed on what appears to be an insider attack. nbc news said the four killed were americans. they were trying to stop an insurgent attack. and prince harry says he's staying in afghanistan no matter what. reports say that he was just o 40 yards from an assault yesterday. they killed two u.s. marines and injured four u.s
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
shenandoah wa valley, much of western maryland and west virginia. down into the mid-40s in most of those locations. farther east, closer to washington, just near 50 degrees in the nearby suburbs. near 60 in washington and right near the chesapeake bay. hour by hour, by 7:00 a.m., mid-50s. bright and sunny, still that chill in the air. mild midday noon lunch hour into the mid-70s. by 3:00, students coming home from school, low humidity, bright sun near 80 degrees. back home from work by late afternoon, upper 70s. sunrise 6:47. sunset 7:20. i'll be back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. your first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. >>> if you're traveling the beltway, inner loop of the beltway at the dulles toll road, had a disabled vehicle there, it's now gone. also gone, as you're traveling on i h-95 at prince william parkway. that's clear. we're still seeing delays heavy out of dale city as you continue to head northbound. that right lane was blocked of prince william parkway. now travel lanes open. if you're traveling along i-66, let's talk
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Sep 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
. farther south in southern maryland as well as across much of maryland and virginia, all those areas in the dark green are in the 50s and it's dipped down to near 50 in some of the highlands out in west virginia, along the chesapeake bay as well, down into the low and mid 50s this morning. clear under a cool sky, still in the 50s. sunrise 6:48. by noontime, should be another beautiful day for an outdoor lunch. low humidity with sunshine. a few clouds popping up in the mid afternoon, but highs around 80 by mid afternoon. bill back with the hometown forecast in ten minutes. >>> if you're traveling on the roads, still dealing with some construction. let's start with the interloop and outer belt of the beltway around university boulevard. left lane is blocked in both directions, but that road work should be ending soon. also, had construction on the inner loop and outer loop, this time at kennelworth avenue. you can see the travel lanes are open. at one point, just one lane was getting by. as you're approaching 201 in both direction, you may see a bit of a delay. also, crossing ove
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Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
medication. he was reportedly on his way to virginia hospital center in arlington. police say he may also be, somewhere in the gainesville area of prince with county trying to find a relative. short may be driving a 2006 silver or green honda crv with virginia plates kbk-6001. anyone with information about short or his car should contact police. >>> d.c. police are trying to figure out if two attacks on capitol hill are related. two men were robbed and beaten offen north carolina avenue and southea southeast. first victim was found on the porch of a house. they believe 29-year-old was going to the door looking for help. the second victim was attacked by two men, not seriously hurt. police have stepped up patrols in the area. >> even with police presence, we're not going to cover every block. and i don't know how determined these criminals are, but it's certainly -- we're going to have to be extremely vigilant on our own as well until they're caught. >> police are reviewing surveillance video taken less than a half hour after the first attack. three men inside a car at a gas station c
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
over the last 24 hours. right now it's only in the 40s these areas in blue. west virginia, western maryland, and central shenandoah valley. these dark green areas, the low 50s. that includes most of virginia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore. right near the bay waters, the lighter greens are the 60s right on the tidal potomac. a cool 61 by 7:00 a.m. we'll still be chilly. not a lot of wind, generally 5 to 10 miles an hour in the 50s. by noontime, wind picking up a little bit, gusting to around 20 to 25 miles an hour. highs reaching upper 70s. the winds blustery by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 7:24. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. a look at your first 4 traffic now. good morning, mike. >> thank you, tom. >>> things looking great on the beltway. no serious problems on the inner or outer loop. big problem on southbound 295 at 410/riverdale road. accident has traffic squeezing by to the right. we're seeing significant delays. here we are at chopper 4. traffic is just squeezing by now. really on the right shoulder. delays begin just after the beltway
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Sep 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
in northern virginia. you've got traffic and now the weather, too. throughout the area, some rain is falling that i think is going to continue right into that 7:00, 8:00 hour. 76, the temperature. high dew point temperature right now at 72 degrees to go along with that air temperature. you can see there we've got gaithersburg at 72. rockville, maryland, at 73 degrees. come down to college park and areas around grb. 75, the temperature. 76 degrees right in d.c. those showers you can see them moving eastward through the area. had some earlier heavy rain around the area. but now it's starting to lighten up a little bit. bowie to columbia, mt.ary, pushing toward baltimore. another area of showers in manassas and wood bridge and right around the southern end of the beltway. humidity will be high today. your temperature, 83 degrees at noontime. 85 by 3:00. i think it's late in the day today where we could see some drenching thunderstorms. let's get a look at traffic now with danella sealock. >> thanks. >>> right now we're watching the roads. traveling along beach drive in northeast, we
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
bit. >>> skeletal remains found last month in stafford county, virginia have now been identified. katherine bryant of washington, d.c. was 33 years old when she was reported missing in the summer of 2006. d.n.a. determined the remains discovered on august 16 off i- 95 were hers. foul play is suspected in bryant's death. >>> the family of a hit and run victim is making a plea for help now. it has been a ebony johnson was struck and called while crossing nailer road. the driver did not stop. johnson's four children are still asking when their mom is going to come home. police believe the car that hit her was a black acura. if you have any information, please call park police. >>> after eight years on the job, fairfax county's police chief is stepping down. he will leave his post october 20 to become the county executive for public safety. in the new position he'll have oversight of police, fire and rescue, public safety communications and the office of emergency management. chief rohrer took over for chief thomas manger in 2004 when manger left to become montgomery county's police
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Sep 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
40s. that includes parts of the shenandoah valley, mountains of west virginia, western maryland, all the areas of dark green in the 50s. that includes nearby suburbs in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties. reagan national is at 62. later today, here is your hour by hour for the day. by 6:00 a.m., still in the 50s and low 60s. chilly, not a lot of wind. wind will pick up later this morning and be a bit blustery through midday and into the afternoon. lots of sun. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 6:24. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. right now mike is in for danella with your "first 4 traffic." >>> things looking good on the beltway. the construction on wilson bridge has been taken away. no residual delays. let's talk about the beltway in maryland. no delays on the outer loop from 95 to 270. here we are taking a live look at colesville road. it's about a ten-minute ride from 95 to 270 at 61 miles an hour. if you're planning on taking mass transit, worry free on the metro real, marc trains, and virginia rail express. >>
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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> today both men will campaign in virginia. they're trying to earn the commonwealth's 13 electoral votes. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio, i'll tell you that. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia for rallies there. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we have people who are hurting. we have people who are disabled and people who are poor. they need our help and they receive our help. we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls show romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is running out for governor romney to change voters' minds. early voting is under way in about two dozen states. it starts today in iowa and next week in ohio. that has both campaigns stepping up their advert
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> checking out the roadways for you, if you're traveling in virginia, making your commute along the dulles toll road. travel lanes are open. not seeing any road work in place. 66 looks clear. earlier there was road work set up east and west. those cones are set up. let's get a live look as you look at sudley eastbound, nice and clear. traveling inside the beltway on i-66 as well, no incidents to report. if you're taking the rails, i'm checking them now. no delays along the metro, marc, or vre. all running on or close to schedule. angie and aaron, back over to you. >>> we're following a developing story in the middle east. just in the last couple of hours, a no-fly zone put in place over benghazi, libya, after the deadly embassy attack there. this comes as protests rage in 11 countries. a live look from cairo, egypt, this morning. crowds still gathered outside the u.s. embassy. news 4's melissa mollet live with the latest of the situation on the ground. >> these demonstrations continue overseas. so far more than 200 people have been injured in the protests at 11 u.s. compounds. t
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Sep 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
are down into the 40s in a few location. in the rural areas of virginia and west virginia. most of the areas in green mostly in the 50s. and right near 60 at the bay waters and reagan national. close-up view, metro temperatures, prince george's county, mid-50s. arlington, fairfax county, low to mid-50s. in the midwest, only near 50 degrees and upper 40s. by 6:00 a.m., still a chill in the air under a clear sky. sunrise 6:47. by noontime for your lunch hour, low humidity in place. temperatures in the mid-70s by noontime. around 80 by midafternoon with lots of sun, low humidity. a spectacular afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. look who's in the house. danella sealock back with our first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning. great to be back. happy wednesday to you. >>> traveling on the inner loop of the beltway, this time as you make your way past the dulles toll road, that entrance to the ramp westbound dulles toll road shutting it down due to road work. let's talk about the outer loop of the beltway at 193. one lane getting by. good nuds here. looks
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Sep 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
which is a change from august which mitt romney had a five-point lead there. in virginia and wisconsin president obama has extended his lead in both of those states. beyond the polls' margin of error. >>> less than 50 days left in the presidential campaign and the attack ads between president obama and mitt romney heating up. each campaign has been airing tv ads making claims about the other. >> how accurate are the claims? gary nurenberg checked a few of the ads for accuracy. ga. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> he keeps saying it. >> this president cannot tell us he's better off today than when we took office. >> reporter: the ad compares statistics from 2008 and from now. >> 30 months of private sector job growth creating 4.6 million new jobs. >> reporter: in its analysis political ad tracker says the 4.6 million new jobs claim works if you start counting the jobs low point in march of 2010 but since january 2009 when the president took office, the economy is still down 261,000 jobs. it says new jobs fall to 4.1 million if you count public employee layoff
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
western maryland and parts of west virginia. it is a crisp fall morning. 40s and 50s for the the most part ushed chilly -- part under chilly -- i should say clear skies. be careful out there if the kids are at the bus stop when it's still dark. that will be more common until daylight saving comes to an end and that's not till november. your 4:00 temperature 75. i'm forecasting a high of 76. so maybe 3:30, sometime in that range. by 8:00 we're back in the upper 60s with skies becoming mostly cloudy t. may get just a bit breezy this afternoon as well. mid-40s. great falls at 45. low 40s in northern loudoun county. areas in northern montgomery county like laytonsville are down to 43 with bethesda at 48. it's 45 in bowie and prince george's county and to our south alexandria this morning at 49. looking from tysons corner east, there's the glow in the eastern horizon now as we're again about 35 minutes or so -- excuse me, 45 minutes or so before sunrise. clear skies. 54. dew points in the 40s and humidity at 77%. thankfully the winds are lighter. watching a few things across the country. s
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
statistics from our local area from maryland, virginia and the district. check this out. in 2030 it could go up to 33% of people obese in the district. in maryland 59% and virginia 50 pest. west virginia 60%. so changes definitely needed. thanks a lot for joining us this morning. we appreciate your time. check out the study on wusa9.com. andrea, howard, over to you. >> thank you. >>> the wind and rain tuesday afternoon. they were pretty bad but the damage left behind not so severe. there are a few pockets across the region that were hit harder than others. kristin fisher joins us live from one of those spots in dheferly, maryland. -- cheverly, maryland. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. here in cheverly, we definitely did see more damage than in other parts of the dmv. in this particular area, this is the tree that's causing all of those problems. just look at this home. it slammed into the roof. it then busted up their bedroom and then literally sheared off that front porch. look at that porch. it's just been stripped from the side of that home. nobody was h
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Sep 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
battleground states including virginia today. this is romney's first ad after a 12-day hiatus. >>> mitt romney's wife ann will be in loudoun county, virginia, today, stop at the twin oaks horseback riding academy. lee is an avid ride whole started competing as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis. loudoun is considered a swing county in the battleground state. >>> the officer was assigned to the white house motorcycle escorts. another officer overheard the officer make threatening comments about the first lady in july. d.c. police chief lanier says the officer has been moved off the motorcycle escort squad. she says the investigation is now being handled by internal affairs. >>> ahead on "news4 today," a maryland state trooper talking about his close call after a semi sideswiped him during a traffic stop. >>> we got ourselves a brawl. >> baseball becomes base brawl at nats park. what led to this bench clearing scuffle. >>> storm team4 meteorologist veronica johnson tracking changes in the forecast, next with weather and traffic on the ones. >>> that ball way in on hartford. we're
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
away from the bay, it's down to the 50s, much of maryland, virginia, and west virginia, as well as out in the mountains. some of the high spots there down into the upper 40s this morning. kind of a damp chill in the air. still a littl patchy fog by k 00 a.m. hour by hour, a rapid warmup. a 20 degree jump between 7:00 and noon. and a gorgeous afternoon, just a few clouds coming in. highs reaching near 80 midafternoon. >> right now this issue happening on i-95 in virginia. you are able to get by. also, medevac has been requested. that means it may need to land on the roadway. expect delays. again, this is northbound i-95 approaching prince william parkway. only the right lane gets by there. still keeping an eye on the beltway. this is a live look at 201. still seeing heavy volume between bw parkway and route 1. that crash out of the roadway, but still seeing some volume in that area. over the to rails, marc brunswick east 890 has a six minute delay. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >> you're looking at live pictures coming
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Sep 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
are failing. >>> a traffic alert now for drivers in northern virginia. a busy off-ramp in tysons corner will soon be back open. at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, crews will reopen the ramp from southbound 123 to westbound route 7. drivers have been using a temporary ramp. the regular rp had been closed while a tunnel was being built for metro's silver line. >>> 5:06 now, 76 degrees. a neighborhood on alert. a man bruised and beaten is sharing his story. >>> and the airline known for low fares that's now on the way to our region. >>> plus, hot and sticky weather. is relief on the way soon? storm team 4 meteorologist [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back. almost all cars make funny noises from tim
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
cloud comp. we had some pops -- cover. we had some pops of that moisture, portions of west virginia, northern virginia, just across the top of the beltway early other on this morning. most of that has moved off across the bay and will continue to slide on toward the east. as we continue with the southwest winds, more moisture coming in later on this afternoon. that will help us build back some of that cloud cover late in the day. kids heading out to the bus stop this morning don't need much with them. it will feel very comfortable in the 60s through the next several hours. then we'll slowly inch through the 70s through midday. here's what your planner has to say. mainly sunny skies through midday. however, we will see temperatures push quickly through the 70s, even hit those lower 80s by the 5:00 hour. but you will notice after 5:00 till about sunset at 7:00, we will see clouds become mostly cloudy and futurecast is definitely trying to bring in the moisture. now the jury is out on whether much of that is going to hit the metro area t. is hit or miss so not all of us are going to ge
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
head over to virginia. on the inbound side of i-66, just the slow traffic forming right here in fairfax. lanes have been open. no issues to report here 066 inside or outside the beltway. -- here on 66 inside or outside the beltway. let's take a live look. you can see traffic is moving well on both loops of the beltway and 066 as well. i'll -- on 66 as well. i'll be back with more at 6:11. >>> the union representing thousands of pepco workers is telling its members to reject the utility's latest contract offer and that could lead to the first strike in decades. >> that's because pepco says this is its last and best offer. the vote on the contract is happening today. kristin fisher is live outside pepco headquarters in northwest washington. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. what we're talking about is an ongoing contract dispute between pepco and its union employees, the linemen, the electricians. today those employees are going to vote on what pepco is calling their last best and final offer. if they vote no which is what their union leaders are urging them to do,
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
apart if you're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again just that showers for the area. nothing too heavy for the early part of the day. 79 degrees right now. high humidity. that's what's going to be sticking around all day today. even after i think the rain ends. we still have quite a bit of humidity. showers develop around 7:00, 8:00 a.m. 720 to 77 degrees. by noontime today, area of rain. some heavy already. 81 to 85. we're going to top out in the upper 80s today. cloudy sky. rain continuing. not really ending. >>> good news taking the beltway. checking out road work set up first at prince george's county. you have the right side blocked. completely gone at this time. also taking the beltway this time the outer loop approaching new hampshire avenue. the work zone there as you got closer to university boulevard, all of your lanes narrowed into j
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
remember a herndon, virginia family found dead inside their home. a vigil for the peterson family took place at the floorest methodist church. the father albert peterson shot his two sons and wife before taking his own life. 16-year-old matthew was a high school student and his 13-year- old brother was a middle school student. >>> yesterday we told but a d.c. man who has been repeatedly stalked and assaulted by his exgirl friend. karen young has been sentenced to 180 days in jail on domestic abuse charges. however, the judge suspended all but seven days of that sentence. she's also been ordered to serve one year probation and undergo mental health assessments as well as drug and alcohol screening. >>> pepco customers, two pieces of bad news for you this morning. d.c. leaders have approved pepco's request of a rate hike which works out to be $2.60 more per month on the average bill which is about a half of the $5 hike pepco requested. however, union representing pepco workers has rejected what pepco called its final contract offer. that increases the chance now of a strike or a lockout.
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
. taking a look right now at the i understand comment virginia, mt. zepher street, vehicle far. no series worries on 95 and the vw parkway. 197. here we are, 95 at 216. no serious delays. live look. ten minutes ride from there to the beltway at 59 miles an hour. >>> this morning residents in bloomingdale are cleaning up after yet another flood. megan mcgrath is live there with a look at the damage for us. good morning, megan. >> good morning. it has become an all too familiar problem in this neighborhood. they have flooded four times in the last several weeks. we're here along rhode island avenue at first street. this is one of the trouble spots here down at the bottom of the hill. this is a low spot. they have been flooding. every time we get a severe storm in the area, the water has just not been able to drain properly into the storm system. the storm drains here. it all backs up in a whole area ends up under water. take a look at this video shot yesterday. they actually had a situation where they had to rescue a person who got caught up in the flood waters. fire departments, fire crews
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
from west nile virus. virginia's health department confirmed a second death in northern virginia. the victim only described as an adult who lived in fairfax county. one person in d.c. has died from it as well d maryland has reported three cases of west nile deaths. >>> operations appear to be back to normal at disul less enter -- at dulles international airport after security officials is investigated a bomb threat around 9:00 last night. the united terminal was closed for a while. the daily parking garages were swept by authorities. no bombs were found. the flights were operational by 10:45 and the all clear was given by 11715. >>> -- by 11:15. >>> the national zoo panda's team has few clues to go on in the death of the panda cub. the cub's body showed no signs of being smothered or crushed by its mother but preliminary tests did turn up fluid in the cub's abdomen as well as abnormal liver coloring. >> this can suggest there was a liver component to the death but we won't know until we get the slides back. >> panda team is now concentrating on making sure mei xiang is okay. she's bee
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
noise in north carolina this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. >>> today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questionable contracts. today it hopes to make those a thing of the past with new limits on what members can spend on plane tickets and meals and new rules on disclosing conflicts of interest so that contracts are not handed out to former board members. >>> 6:07. 77 degrees. the invitation from apple that may provide some foreshadowing of the next big release. >>> plus, a w
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
virginia. free checking accounts, a money market account that pays.65%. that's well above the average. number four is first citizens, another mid-size regional bank with more than 420 branches across the country, including our area. perks include free basic checking, low minimum balances for more souped up accounts and rounding out the top five, mid siez regional -- size regional bank m&t bank. it offers free checking, waives out of network atm fees for some. another option of course is credit unions. they have fabulous deals for consumers. it takes a little more guesswork. >> it's not as convenient. >> but a lot of them will let them use any atm and they refund you your out of network charges. something to consider. you have options. >> options are good. thanks, jess. >>> our time is coming up on 6:08. give your home an energy makeover. win some money. in five minutes, how you can enter and some other ideas to keep your home lean and green. >>> slowly but surely the rain is moving out of the area this morning. we may have some more showers tonight, however. howards coming up next wit
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Sep 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
, virginia. it was spray painted with graffiti which includes a reference to iraqis and the phrase "this is america." vulgar graffiti also discovered at a high school and a christian school. local police say it is not clear, however, if that vandalism was directed at muslims or not. >>> from new york to california, members of the occupy movement celebrated the movement's first anniversary. crowds were smaller than they were a year ago as activists continue to protest corporate greed. >> but as cbs' randall pinkston reports, the group says it's still fighting for the 99%. >> reporter: supporters of occupy wall street returned to new york's financial district monday to mark the movement's first anniversary. >> we are here. >> reporter: hundreds of activists raised their voices and carried signs hoping to drum up the kind of support they had a year ago. several protesters clashed with police. more than 150 people were arrested as marchers tried to block busy intersections. >> unfortunately sometimes you need to get out of the street, make some noise and really disrupt the morning flow
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Sep 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
talking about the presidential race for a change. the race for u.s. senate in virginia is in the spotlight. two former virginia governors are now competing for the open seat. democrat tim kaine is calling for a thaw in that bitter partisanship we see on capitol hill while republican george allen steered his answers back toward the economy. now on the issue of taxes, cain would like to eliminate the bush era tax cuts for wealthy americans and allen opposes that. >> you ought the start off with what the house -- to start off with what the house passed and then look at ideas like reforming the tax code. make it more competitive. >> if the tax codes go back to where they were before we were in the longest economic expansion of the united states. that would produce $500 billion in revenue. >> now despite the polls, that show kaine with a comfortable lead in the race, george allen believes it will end up being a close race. >>> it is 5:06 and i am watching your money. on one street investor -- wall street investors got another reminder that the unemployment was weak. now stocks mixed o
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Sep 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
includes much of virginia, western parts of virginia into west virginia, western maryland and just to our north and west of the metro area. it is in the 40s. look at elkins, west virginia, down to a cold 43 right now. reagan national is at 59. all these areas in the dark green, the 50s. that covers all the rural areas just outside the beltway, northern virginia and much of maryland around the bay eastern shore, it's in the 50s. ocean city only 52 right now. here's your forecast. for 6:00 a.m., chilly in the upper 40s, clear. crescent moon in the southeastern sky with jupiter up there and venus rising shortly. and low humidity the rest of the day with bright sunshine. low 70s by your lunch hour, by midafternoon coming back home from work and school will be in the mid and upper 70s. a gorgeous day coming up. i'm back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. right now mike is in for dawnela. good morning. >> not too bad right now. no serious delays but a lot of construction. inner loop, the offramp is shut down with a project there. also have work on the outer loop at leesburg pike. so
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
romney and president obama both campaigned in virginia yesterday. >> both men today are getting ready for the first presidential debate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday both candidates were in another battleground state. >> howis it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower expectat
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
will be there to go out and shore up democratic efforts in virginia and in pennsylvania and other states that are not such sure things as maryland may be in this election. those two states, virginia and pennsylvania, are among what they traditionally call battleground states, is anything but certain. in virginia, the question of victory applies not only to the presidential contest but also to the senate race. it is a tough battle there between tim kaine, one former governor, and george allen, another. that is up in the air and certainly to be decided later. for the district, it is unfortunately the same old story. no love no, respect. they're seated as far away as could be, as anybody was. they tried to have a rally that fizzled and never did catch fire. and not a word was ever mentioned about the fact that more than half a million people do not have a vote in congress. we are, we as americans, have a lot of work ahead of us for the local politicians, it will be a struggle. >>> one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> emotional appearanc
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Sep 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
northbound near route 100. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. but first, virginia is getting nearly $75 million to improve high speed rail service through the commonwealth to d.c. the u.s. department of transportation says part of the money includes 11 miles of third trk between arkendale and prince william county. >>> first apple juice and now the safety of rice. >> as randall pinkston reports, so far the food and drug administration says there's not enough evidence to tell people to change their diets. >> reporter: this woman feeds her children rice about once a week. a new consumer report study of rice products, including rice drinks and infant cereals found concerning levels of arsenic in many of them. >> whether you're a parent or not, it's a big worry. >> reporter: the consumer reports study found higher levels of arsenic in brown rice than white rice because of the way it's processed. it also find higher levels of arsenic in rice produced in southern states than in rice from california or asia. >> rice is grown in water and soil in a way that it appears to a
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Sep 14, 2012 4:30am EDT
northern virginia hospital should check their bank accounts after someone used an atm skimmer to steal thousands of dollars. someone found the device earlier this week at a nova fairfax county care center in falls church. it had been used on the atm in the gift shop in august. police say there's an easy way to prevent becoming a victim to this kind of crime. >> if there's anything sticking out anywhere like this, try to jiggle it and tug on it and make sure that it can't come out because these things are attached sometimes on top of it, and they will come right out if you tug on it. >> police say there are four reported cases of fraudulent card use, but they believe there are more victims. no arrests in the case so far. this is a real scary thing. my sister just had a baby there, and you have to have cash to get out of the parking garage. people run back in there to use the atm machine. so heads up. >> 4:31 is our time. storm team meteorologist tom kierein is here. our thermostat says 65 right now. a little warmer but still nice outside. >>> we do have a little fog beginning to f
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
. quiet down through virginia. our weather front off the coast but it's another one that i'm expecting to step into the area tomorrow. some storms are on tap for saturday afternoon. today we have that quiet weather. look at all the sunshine and nice conditions at 8:00 a.m., 76. 87 by noontime today. we'll top out at about 90, about 3:00 or 4:00 today. danella? >> veronica, starting to see some delays if you're traveling i-270 southbound. you know how it goes. it's not terrible, though. you are slow, so if you're traveling southbound i-270 approaching 109. that's where you're first starting to hit the brakes. as you're making your way towards clarksburg road, it's a lot better. chopper 4 is checking out your delays as you travel southbound i-270 at i-. 0. it's not bad here either but you can see your volume is increasing but as you 345ik your way towards the beltway, your travel lanes are open. let's head over to i-95 in maryland. 198, southbound here. really between laurel and beltway in both directions. no issues to report. southbound is about 64 miles per hour as you connect from the be
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
challenging lethal injection in virginia. a pair of alexandria lawyers filed this suit earlier this year, and they claim virginia executioners are illegally practicing medicine, pharmacy and anesthesiology without licenses. the department of corrections counters that since the purpose is for an execution to end a life. they say it's not a medical procedure. >>> thought we were out of the woods. a forecast for fewer stink bugs this year is now changing. it appears they're about to launch a new invasion. experts say stink bug numbers were actually down earlier this year from the year before, but as temperatures started to rise, so did their numbers. now that the numbers of stink bugs have built up in area farms and gardens, it's about to get colder and that temperature will drive them into buildings looking for heat instead. >> like our house. 5:35. >>> time for another your money report now. >> jessica doyle is back with a big hiring blitz you call it. >> i've got the heebie jeeb byes looking at those videos. let's talk about something upbeat. more than 52,000 holiday employees are planne
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Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the county. fairfax county. they are set to welcome back more than 180,000 students today. here's a map of all the school districts where students will be heading back to school today. the new school year also means new rules. there is one big controversial changes parents in arlington are upset about. tracee wilkins is live with more on that. good morning. >> good morning. this is around transportation and who will be walking and riding buses. arlington hasn't so much changed the policy as what it's doing down is enforcing an old transportation policy. the changes have upset some parents more than 200 parents have actually appealed after finding out their kids were going to have to walk instead of taking the bus like they did in previous years. 1500 students will be walking this year. students living within a mile or mile and a half of their secondary school are supposed to walk. according to arlington transportation policy. many of those kids were going to nearby bus stops instead. this year, students who have been approved f
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
live in harold and virginia. a committer tax could bring in about $800 million for the district. >>> you still have until sunday to open an ez pass in virginia and get two free weeks. anyone will get a free ride in the new beltway high occupancy toll lanes. the 495 express lanes are set to open by the end of this year. >>> jessica doyle is off today but we are still watching your money. general motors is slashing the price of the chevrolet voluntary. the plug in hybrid has struggled to find buyers. gm is giving 25% off. sales of the volt shot up 400% last month, but sales of the volt have fallen well below expectations. >>> all those people waiting outside apple's store last week may have been on to something. people who pre ordered the phone are saying they might not get it for a few weeks. most were delivered by friday, however apple says some people may have to wait until next month. >> 6:06. the redskins office does not have any problem scoring points this year. >> the problem is the defense. it is a loud -- allowed 101 points. >>> third quarter cincinnati quarterback andy d
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